Tonight I listened to Dr. William Witt of Trinity School for Ministry speak at the Diocese of the West Synod. He gave a quote by Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) from the Preface to the Great Bible about the Bible.
But the Apostles and Prophets wrote their books so their special intent and purpose might be understood and perceived of every reader, which was nothing but the edification of amendment of the life of them that read or hear it... But still ye will say I can not understand it. What marvel? How shouldest thou understandest, if thou wilt not read, nor look upon it? Take the books into thine hands, read the whole story, and that thou understandest, keep it well in memory; that thou understandest not, read it again, and again. If thou can neither so come by it, counsel with some other that is better learned.